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Reviews 600 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: We don't have much of a Greek Life at all but I am friends with people involved in Frats and Sororities

3 College Freshman

Athletics: We have good teams and a strong student cheering section

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm not sure what to think at the moment

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Everyone is welcoming and really enjoys going there. Go Canisius!

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: most majors require an internship and many have a 99-100% job placement rate

4 College Student

Health & Safety: Health and safety plays a big role when picking a school.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: I'm not in college right now but you have to have good time management and be focused on your classes.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: Canisius is a very high value school.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: With the social atmosphere, its a good housing situation. You feel like your apart of the college.

3 College Student

Greek Life: Greek life isn't a huge thing.

4 College Student

Athletics: Sports bring a community/ school together.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: As long as you do the work and focus, school is not hard.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There has only been on major safety concern in the area sense I have started, and we were all notified, along with campus and local security being on alert. With both these forces about the campus seems quite safe, and has only a few spots in which it could be a little shady. Being n a large city it is only reasonable that it is the way that it is, and the safety requirements put in place make keep the students very safe.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The college has a whole range of classes that can be taken, with all kinds of opportunities as you move up in the classes. The courses are rigorous and difficult but worth it in the end. The classes are nice and small with the professors knowing most if not all students by first names. The majority of classes are lecture based but it feel more like a high school type of class, no large lecture halls, and a very comfortable area.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The college is extremely helpful in all around placement of students in any category. They have special connections all over the U.S and internationally so they can help to get graduates into positions. Options are not lacking either as the range of possibilities are quite high in ever field, and of all levels. Alumni networking is also big through, Handshake, connecting students with people across the globe.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are quite nice with more freedom then other schools. Mostly coed you have the opportunity to meet many other people, with a few social things put on by the dorm president. The freshman dorms are so-so with lack of great quality heating and cooling, but are generally clean. The upperclassman housing is much nicer with proper necessities along with great window views.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: With only one fraternity and sorority, Greek life is basically null and void at the school. It does though have some great benefits and the Greeks do a lot of work in the community. Non-Greeks and Greeks interactions are basically that of an average student, with many being friends with each other, and really no problems between the two.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics at the school are overall pretty great, with not only varsity level sports, but also both club and intramurals. Performance overall is fair with both wins and loses, but the fan support at the games is great. As students we get free tickets to go and support, in which we have our own section to fill up and cheer for our teams.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school as a whole can be very expensive, but for what you get out of it, it can be worth it. The school runs activities at least once a week for either stress-less stuff, holidays or just special events. My favorite experience so far was within the first couple weeks, when they set up music and a light show in the quad were we all could get together dance and have a good time. There was also a large bonfire in which we donated anything purple, to show support for the rivalry between us and a local college.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is rarely any campus crime and I always feel safe when walking to and from classes alone. Public safety will pick you up whenever you feel unsafe or do not want to walk alone.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors are very passionate and the courses are engaging. I don't know how much I've actually retained from my courses, though.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing process was such a hassle, and my roommate and I ended up in a room that was completely different from what we were expecting. The dorm is good otherwise.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics at my school are important to the college community. A lot of people attend sporting events and we have rather good school spirit.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I haven't had many good experiences at my school thus far. The professors know what they are talking about, but are not very good at articulating it to the students. I don't feel that the student community is the most welcoming. If I had to choose all over again, I would not pick this school to attend.

4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: There are various houses for Greek life. They hold quite afew events.

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Canisius is a great choice for the ambitious and outgoing student. The excellent professors, honors program, numerous clubs, organizations, and college-sponsored trips and activities provide ample opportunity to expand one's horizons. The uniqueness of Canisius stems mostly from its small size, which allows for a level of familiarity and relationships between professors and students that are lacking at other larger universities. However, the liberal arts model of education needs reconsideration. In a nationwide study (whatwilltheylearn.com), Canisius was given a "D" for its general education requirements because it only requires courses in composition and literature. Math and science requirements can be fulfilled by classes with minimal science and/or math content. Only if a student is in the honors program is there a language requirement, and there are no mandated courses in economics or US government or history. There is more than one religion and philosophy or literature requirement, which seems unnecessary.

Another caveat is the expense, which can put a cramp in your post-graduate living standards, particularly if you're a liberal arts major. A degree is fast becoming the rule rather than the exception, and you need to ensure your usefulness in the workforce by jumping at the hundreds of opportunities Canisius offers. Canisius has many options for educational travel and services; students are able to go to China for a month in the summer at a minimal expense, and there are dozens of campus ministry trips annually to countries all around the world, not to mention the study abroad programs. Canisius isn't perfect, but every year, it seems to improve on its lesser points.

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